Theme: Water and sanitation
Follow Irene Nakasiita, Uganda Red Cross Communications Coordinator, as she reports from Parolinya Settlement where Red Cross is supporting thousands of refugees seeking safety from neighbouring South Sudan Reporting by: Irene Nakasiita Under the scorc …
By Mirabelle Enaka Kima, IFRC Fourteen-year-old Kalala Kazamboua had just been taken back home after being treated for cholera at Mpoyi Health Centre in the Ngandanjika health zone, in Lomami—one of the provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR …
Pasang Tamang’s face lights up as she chats with visitors on the veranda outside her new house. “I feel more secure here than in the temporary shelter,” says Pasang. The temporary shelter was made of corrugated iron, which was home to her and her fami …
A Red Cross project in South Sudan is reducing the burden of water collection for thousands on women and girls.
Good water and sanitation services are regarded as a right, but billions of people still don’t have access to them. For people with disabilities, the barriers to access can be so much higher, and the impact greater.
For months after Hurricane Maria, people had to look forward to long walks over steep hills and deep slopes, in order to return with their arms full of heavy buckets and bottles of water.
Host William Carter and Mina Mojtahedi, IFRC’s disability inclusion lead, about the difficulties of providing appropriate water and sanitation facilities for people with disabilities in often already challenging situations.
William Carter talks with Alexandra Machado about her new role in IFRC covering hygiene promotion and menstrual hygiene, and the challenges of bringing WASH solutions to Bangladesh.
Students with disabilities have a better chance to succeed in class thanks to a Kenya Red Cross project that provides accessible latrines and improved access to clean water.
The capital city of Windhoek is on high alert after an outbreak of Hepatitis E that has claimed three lives, while 554 people are undergoing treatment.